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Hawon Yang

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Hello everyone! My name is Hawon (or Mackie) and I am a Korean tutor. I have 3 years of experience of teaching Korean to children and over 2 years of experience of teaching Korean to students over the age of 12, ranging from 12~45.
안녕하세요! 제 이름은 하원이고 한국어 과외 선생님 입니다. 저는 3년 동안 아이들에게 한국어를 가르친 경험이 있고, 2년 동안 12세-45세 학생들에게 한국어를 가르친 경험이 있습니다.

I currently live in Vancouver and finished a degree at SFU with a BGS in Education and a double minor in Social Justice Education and Learning Disabilities.
저는 지금 밴쿠버에 살고 있습니다. 지금은 SFU 라는 대학에서 교육을 전공하고 사회정의 교육과 학습장애 교육을 부전공으로 공부했습니다.

I use a variety of textbooks that you can choose from:
Vitamin Korean (비타민 한국어)
Sogang Korean (서강 한국어)
Korean Grammar in Use (only with intermediate/advanced)
사용하는 교과서는 여러가지입니다:
비타민 한국어
서강 한국어
Korean Grammar in Use (중/고급 과정만)

However, we do not need to use the textbook! These are several options in which you can choose from when we are having a lesson:
- Reading and writing Hangul
- Grammar based lessons (textbook optional)
- K-pop/k-drama translation
- Conversation practice (free talk!)
- Writing/homework help
- TOPIK prep
- Other methods that you might suggest!
하지만 꼭 교과서를 쓰지 않으셔도 됩니다! 다음은 레슨을 하실 때에 선택할 수 있는 옵션들입니다:
- 읽기와 쓰기
- 문법 위주 레슨 (교과서 사용 옵션)
- K-pop/드라마 통번역
- 프리토킹
- 작문/숙제 도우미
- 토픽 시험 준비
- 하고 싶은 다른 것들!

If you do not have a preference, I will start with reading/writing and follow the textbook. :) This is a typical way in which I teach. Regardless of what method you choose, the homework will most likely be to memorize a set # of vocabulary and studying the grammar points taught in class.
만약 선호하는 방법이 없다면 읽기와 쓰기로 시작해서 교과서를 따라가겠습니다. :) 저는 주로 이 방법을 가르칩니다. 어떤 방법을 선택하던, 숙제는 대부분 단어 외우기와 배운 문법 공부하기가 될 것입니다.

Assuming that you will choose to go with the "typical" method, your learning timeline will look something like this:
- 1 class/week
-> 1 year: Able to have a pretty free talk with a native Korean. Classes will be conducted in Korean and you will have no problem understanding my instructions. Will be able to express most of the things without a problem. Able to understand 80% of K-pop songs. Roughly equal to TOPIK lv. 2
- 2 classes/week
-> 1 year: Most likely finished intermediate Korean. You will be able to speak and understand 90% ~ 100% of the conversations without a problem. Difficult to find grammar points that you don't know in K-pop songs. Roughly equal to TOPIK lv. 3~4.
*This is assuming that you study regularly and do all your work. :)

1~2: Beginner, most of the basic conversations are possible. (Still pretty fluent in most people's eyes!)
3~4: Intermediate, most conversations with no problem. (This is the level that we want to reach! Typical level required for university entrance in most Korean universities)
5~6: Advanced, able to write a university level research paper in Korean. (Very advanced, so don't worry!)

Lastly, I will not only teach you grammar, but also the slangs, memes, popular cultures and other trends in Korea that the textbook does not usually talk about! I'm very confident in my ability to teach and that you will not only become a fluent speaker, but also a learner that talks like a native Korean!
I can't wait to have the first lesson with you. :) See you soon!
마지막으로, 저는 문법 뿐만이 아닌 유행어, 밈, 문화 등 교과서에서 나오지 않는 한국의 유행도 가르칩니다. 저는 제 교육 방법에 큰 자부심을 느끼고 있으며, 여러분이 그저 한국말을 잘 하는 외국인이 되는 것이 아닌 한국인처럼 한국말을 하는 분들이 될 수 있다고 믿습니다!
첫 레슨에서 만나요! :)

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2017 - 2021
BGS in Education
Simon Fraser University - Vancouver, Canada

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